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Appeals court dumps petition to travel to US of Rappler’s Maria Ressa

THE Court of Appeals (CA) on Wednesday junked a petition to travel to the United States filed by convicted journalist Maria Ressa, chief executive officer of the online media outfit Rappler.

In a seven-page Resolution of the CA Special 14th Division, dated August 18, 2020, Justice Danton Bueser, chairman, along with Justice Geraldine Fiel-Macaraig, Senior Member and Justice Carlito Calpatura, Junior Member, denied the motion of Ressa for failure to prove that her travel abroad was necessary and she was not a flight risk. Ressa, chief executive officer of online news site Rappler, was convicted of cyberlibel early this year. Read More

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